Water Well Servicing & Repair
With over 100 years of experience, Hollenbaugh Well Drilling has performs all kinds of water well repairs and servicing. This may include replacing parts of a water well, improving water flow and/or pressure, or even restoring an old water well to function properly. Whatever the issue is, Hollenbaugh Well Drilling's professional contractors can help guide you with professional advice to help improve or fix your water well.
Below are a few common issues with water wells that we see regularly:
Restoring Flow through Water Well Rehabilitation
The situation is not always bleak when a household water well fails to produce the water it did when it was first installed. Instead of the expense of abandoning the well and installing a new one, a professional contractor can often “rehabilitate” the well and restore flows that provide enough water for a family’s needs.
In order to determine if a well is able to be rehabilitated, several factors are involved, including the ground formation that the well is drilled in, the construction of the well, and the problem that has caused the decreased flow. Sometimes, the water table in the area has dropped and simply drilling the well deeper is the answer.
Water Well Pressure
Have you ever had your shower reduced to a trickle because someone started the washing machine or turned on the dishwasher? This nuisance happens because your private water well system or utility pipeline doesn’t have enough water pressure.
You don’t have to coordinate your shower with household tasks. Constant water pressure is attainable, and it not only makes life more comfortable but also helps water softeners, iron removal devices, and other equipment work more efficiently to provide safe, potable water.
Water flows out of taps because of pressure in the water system. For most well systems it is a well pump that provides the pressure that makes the water flow.
Different pumps have different flow capacities, as the overall rate of flow is directly related to the pump capacity. If your household has a 10-gallon per minute demand, there will be trickling water if the pump will only supply five gallons per minute.
A pressure tank in a water system is designed to have extra gallons of water on reserve so small demands don’t require the pump to switch on. However, the tank cannot compensate for flow greater than the pump capacity.
If you receive your water through a utility pipeline, your location and the age of the utility can impact water pressure. If you live near the end of the line or if the utility’s infrastructure is old, you may have to install your own booster pump and pressure tank.
Water Well Inspections
Routine inspection of a water well system can help ensure it is operating properly, prolong its useful life, and protect your investment. Most importantly, inspections can protect your health by discovering issues that could result in water quality problems presenting a health risk.
Wells should be evaluated annually by a licensed or certified water well systems professional. In between annual inspections, well owners should look for signs that a professional should be called sooner.